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  Chaos and fractals in fluid motion
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Grebogi
Applications accepted all year round

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The advection of particles and fields by fluid flows is a problem of great interest for both fundamental physics and engineering applications.
  Statistical physics of DNA replication
  Dr A Moura, Prof C Romano
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to apply statistical physics and probability theory to the problem of DNA replication in living cells.
  Optical decoherence and coherent coupling of excitons in quantum dots embedded in photonic cavities
  Research Group: Condensed Matter and Photonics
  Dr E Muljarov, Prof W W Langbein
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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This project in theoretical physics aims to study the coherent dynamics of optical excitations (excitons) in single and multiple semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) strongly coupled to photonic cavities.
  Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening
  Prof M Fitzpatrick, Dr P Shukla, Dr D Tanoko Ardi
Application Deadline: 29 June 2020

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Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR) are inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU/international graduates for one fully-funded PhD studentship for the project ‘Development of Novel Low Energy Laser Shock Peening’.
  Laser shock and shot peening induced surface nanocrystallisation
  Prof M Fitzpatrick, Dr V Janik, Dr W Yuefan
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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Coventry University and the Agency for Science, Technology and Research in Singapore (A*STAR) are inviting applications from suitably qualified UK/EU/international graduates for one fully-funded PhD studentship for the project ‘Laser shock and shot peening induced surface nanocrystallisation’.
  Optical Simultons in Atomic Vapours
  Dr R M Potvliege, Dr S A Wrathmall
Applications accepted all year round

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Applications are invited by the Quantum, Light and Matter group of Durham University for a theoretical Ph.D. project on the formation and control of simultons in atomic media (two-colour solitonlike optical pulses, which can propagate with little attenuation over surprisingly long distances).
  PhD Opportunities in Fusion. Training the next generation of fusion scientists….

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Training the next generation of fusion scientists…. Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
  Modelling of tailored parametric processes in nonlinear crystals
  Dr R A McCracken
Applications accepted all year round

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The mathematical PhD project will use a variant of the generalised nonlinear Schrodinger equation (GNSLE) to model parametric processes, in which energy is exchanged between waves through chi(2) and chi(3) effects, and apply the model to the pulse evolution in a class of ultrafast lasers known as optical parametric oscillators (OPOs).
  Novel physics arising from phase transitions in biology
  Dr C F Lee
Application Deadline: 10 July 2020

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Phase transitions, such as the freezing of water and the magnetisation of a ferromagnet upon lowering the ambient temperature, are familiar physical phenomena.
  Inequality, Health Beliefs, Networks and Inference: Exploring the Links Between Social Co-ordinates and Network Structure
  Prof N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics, Statistics, Electrical Engineering (BioMedical knowledge not required).
  Investigating Noise in Ageing Cellular Power Stations
  Prof N Jones
Applications accepted all year round

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PhD Project. Imperial College Mathematics. Student Background. Theoretical Physics, Mathematics/Statistics, Electrical Engineering (Biological knowledge not required).
  A new quantum theoretical approach to predict new room temperature superconductors and rewrite our understandingof deep carbon storage in the Earth’s mantle
  Dr C Weber
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020

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In recent years progress has been made on developing density functional theory (DFT) approaches to equation of state calculation,.
  DMFT and GW meet THz spectroscopy: ultra-fast THz pump-probe spectroscopy and many-body physics, a joint UK-Switzerland-China collaboration
  Dr C Weber
Application Deadline: 30 July 2020

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The terahertz (THz) region of the electromagnetic spectrum, referring roughly to the frequencies from 100 GHz or 0.1 THz to 30 THz is the bridge between the microwave and infrared spectral bands.
  PhD position in precision methods for correlated many-body systems
  Dr E Kozik
Application Deadline: 31 May 2020

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Applications are open for a PhD studentship in Condensed Matter Theory with the focus on correlated many-body systems in the group of Evgeny Kozik at King’s College London.
  Quantum atomic gases and photons
  Prof J Ruostekoski
Applications accepted all year round

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One of the success stories of quantum physics is how individual quantum particles have been controlled and manipulated for quite some time.
  Controlling the emergent dynamical phenomena in neural circuits engineered in vitro
  Dr N Janson, Dr A Balanov, Dr P Roach
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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This project will be dedicated to mathematical modelling of the collective dynamics in complex living neural networks engineered in vitro.
  Complex network analysis and resilience in large-scale multi-layer networks (Application Ref: SF19/EE/CIS/SHANG)
  Dr Y Shang, Prof A Bouridane
Applications accepted all year round

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The goal of this project is to investigate and develop new data science approaches to model large-scale networks.
  Exploring the Sun’s Plasma Environment with the Parker Solar Probe Spacecraft
  Dr C Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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The Sun’s atmosphere, the solar corona, remains one of the last major areas of the solar system to be directly explored by a spacecraft, but over the next few years this will change with the NASA Parker Solar Probe (PSP) mission.
  Simulating the dynamics of many body quantum systems with Graphical Processor Units (GPUs)
  Dr G Ithier
Applications accepted all year round

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For more than a century, statistical physics has proved a powerful framework for understanding the behavior of systems made of a large number of particles.
  Modeling Ultrafast THz-Induced Magnetisation Dynamics for Next Generation Data Storage and Processing
  Dr T Ostler, Prof D Cleaver
Application Deadline: 1 July 2020

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Department name. Business, Technology and Engineering/Materials and Engineering Research Institute. Research Area. Since the pioneering work of Beaurepaire and co-workers in 1996 [1], the field of ultrafast spin dynamics has rapidly developed.
  Fully Funded EPSRC PhD Scholarship in Antimatter Physics (Swansea - CERN)
  Dr A Armin
Application Deadline: 1 June 2020

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Start date. October 2020. Project Supervisors. - Professor Stefan Eriksson. - Professor Niels Madsen. Project description. It is expected that equal amounts of matter and antimatter were created at the birth of the Universe.
  Beam-beam and crab cavity proton dynamics for the LHC luminosity upgrade
  Dr R Appleby
Application Deadline: 1 October 2020

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PhD project, starting October 2020. The luminosity upgrade of the Large Hadron Collider will increase the delivered instantaneous luminosity by an order of magnitude to search for new, rare, particles and perform precision measurements of the standard model of particle physics.
  Deep Learning for Temporal Information Processing
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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Temporal information process covers a broad class of learning problems where knowledge can be acquired from data of a sequential order, e.g.
  Information Component Analysis via Deep Learning
  Dr K Chen
Applications accepted all year round

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As their prominent characteristics, perceptual data often convey the mixing information, which often results in the inadequate performance for a specific perceptual information processing task due to the interference of irrelevant information components.
  A novel future ion therapy accelerator
  Dr R Appleby
Applications accepted all year round

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Proton therapy is the most rapidly-expanding method of radiotherapy, with a number of new proton treatment centres being established around world that are primarily based on high-intensity isochronous cyclotrons; an example of this is the recently-installed 250 MeV Varian cyclotron at which a research beamline has been installed where Dr.
  Peptide surfactants for bacterial biofilms
  Dr T Waigh
Applications accepted all year round

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This Manchester/Melbourne scheme involves a paired collaboration of academics in both Manchester Physics and Microbiology with their equivalents at the University of Melbourne Chemistry and Microbiology.
  Search for Doubly Charged Higgs Bosons Decaying to Like-Sign Pairs of Tau Leptons with the ATLAS Experiment at the CERN LHC
  Dr T Wyatt
Applications accepted all year round

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The discovery of the Higgs boson by the ATLAS and CMS experiments at the CERN LHC in 2012 represents the culmination of a 50-year theoretical and experimental endeavour to complete the “Standard Model” of particle physics.
  EPSRC-SFI Centre for Doctoral Training in Advanced Metallic Systems – Call for Applications for 4-year Funded PhD and EngD Studentships

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We are looking for one hundred STEM graduates excited to improve the world via impactful research in new and novel metallic materials for power generation, transport, sustainability and recyclables, in a rapidly evolving digital manufacturing era using advanced computing techniques.
  PhD Opportunities in Fusion. Training the next generation of fusion scientists….

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Training the next generation of fusion scientists…. Fusion has the potential to meet our energy needs in a sustainable way, with minimum impact on the environment.
  Designing nanomachines using computer simulations and artificial intelligence
  Dr A Saric
Applications accepted all year round

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We are looking for highly motivated students to join our interdisciplinary team for an exciting project at the interface of physics, computer science, and biology.
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